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Boise State University

Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu ("Splendorous sports, but that's about it")
Established: 1932, as Boise Junior College
Type: Public
Endowment: $61,091,000[1]
President: Dr. Robert W. Kustra
Staff: 496
Students: 18,844
Location: Boise, Idaho, United States
Campus: Urban, 175 acres (708,000 m²)
Athletics: Broncos
Colors: Blue and Orange
Mascot: Buster Bronco
Affiliations: Western Athletic Conference
Website: www.boisestate.edu

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Boise State was originally founded in 1932 as Boise Junior College by the Episcopal Church. After two years the school was independent, and in 1940 it moved to its present site, along the south bank of the Boise River between Capitol Boulevard and Broadway Avenue. The campus sits at an elevation of 2700 feet (823 m) above sea level. [1] This article is about the Episcopal Church in the United States. ... The Boise River is a tributary of the Snake River, approximately 75 mi (121 km) long, in southwestern Idaho in the United States. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ...


In 1965 it gained four-year status as Boise College with creation of baccalaureate degrees, and in 1969 joined the state system of higher education and was renamed Boise State College. In 1974 Boise State gained university status to become the third university in the state, the present Boise State University.


BSU offers 201 degrees in 190 fields of study - from doctoral programs to technical certificates. With 19,540 students, a new Idaho state enrollment record, Boise State University currently has the highest enrollment of any institution of higher learning in the state of Idaho.

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History

  • 1932 - founded as Boise Junior College by the Episcopal Church.
  • 1933 - first season of football
  • 1934 - Episcopal Church ends its affiliation and board of directors after assumes leadership.
  • 1940 - campus moved from its original location at St. Margaret’s Hall to present site on south bank of Boise River
  • 1947 - after a year as an assistant, Lyle Smith is elevated to head coach of the football team. Will accumulate a record of 156-26-8 (.848) with five undefeated seasons, 16 conference titles, and a national JC championship; steps down after 1967 season to become athletic director
  • 1958 - football team wins the NJCAA national championship
  • 1965 - baccalaureate degrees introduced; becomes Boise College
    • Alumni Association is formed
    • Enrollment reaches 5,000
  • 1967 - final football season as a two-year school
  • 1968 - football team begins competition as a four-year school, competing as an independent in Division II (then the "college division"); new athletic director Lyle Smith hires Tony Knap to replace himself as head coach
  • 1969 - state system of higher education assumes control
    • name is changed to Boise State College
  • 1970 - BSC joins the Big Sky Conference for men's athletics
  • 1974 - university status granted, becomes Boise State University
  • 1975 - Bronco Stadium adds upper deck to east side: 20,000 capacity
  • 1976 - Jim Criner is named head football coach after Tony Knap moved south to UNLV
  • 1978 - Big Sky (& BSU) moves up to newly formed Division I-AA
  • 1979 - enrollment reaches 10,000
  • 1980 - construction of BSU Pavilion begins in February
    • baseball is dropped as a varsity sport in June.
    • football field at Bronco Stadium dedicated as "Lyle Smith Field" on November 8th.
    • football team wins the I-AA national championship on December 20th
  • 1981 - Lyle Smith retires after 35 years at BSU, last 13 as AD.
  • 1982 - BSU Pavilion (multi-purpose arena) opens in late May
  • 1984 - Velma V. Morrison Center opens on April 7th
  • 1986 - Blue Astroturf field installed at Bronco Stadium, the first -- and only -- turf of its kind
  • 1992 - first doctoral degree approved: Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction
    • enrollment reaches 15,000; the state's largest
  • 1994 - football team reaches the I-AA national championship game
  • 1996 - athletic program moves to Big West Conference and NCAA Division I-A
  • 1997 - Bronco Stadium expansion increases seating capacity to 30,000
  • 1999 - football team wins first Big West title and the Humanitarian Bowl against Louisville
  • 2000 - football team wins second Big West title and Humanitarian Bowl against UTEP
  • 2001 - athletics moves to the Western Athletic Conference
    • wrestling remains in the Pac-10
  • 2002 - football team wins first WAC title and Humanitarian Bowl against Iowa State
  • 2003 - football team wins second WAC title and Fort Worth Bowl against TCU
  • 2004 - enrollment reaches 18,456
    • BSU Pavilion renamed Taco Bell Arena in June ($4 million for 15 years)
    • football team goes undefeated in regular season for the first time as a four-year school, wins its third straight WAC title and finishing 9th in the nation in the BCS rankings, but loses its bowl game vs. Louisville. It was considered a match up of two of the best non-BCS Conference teams that year.
  • 2005 - football team wins fourth straight WAC title, but loses MPC Computers Bowl to Boston College.
  • 2006 - BSU wins the WAC Commissioner's Cup for the 2005-06 academic year.
    • senior Ben Cherrington wins NCAA national championship in wrestling - 157 pounds
    • Ben Cherrington and Tyler Sherfey are named the 2006 Pac-10 Conference Wrestler of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, respectively.
    • football team goes undefeated for the second time in three years, wins its fifth straight WAC title, and earns their first BCS berth in the Fiesta Bowl against the Oklahoma Sooners in January 2007.
  • 2007 - football team wins the January Fiesta Bowl 43-42 in a thrilling overtime finish. BSU finished the 2006 season as the only undefeated team in the nation (after Ohio State lost to Florida in the National Championship game), and placed #5 in the final AP poll, with one first place vote, BSU's highest ranking ever.
    • State of Idaho approves funding for a $35.9 million addition to Bronco Stadium. Expansion will replace the aging press box (1970) and add luxury suites, club seats and loge boxes in time for the 2008 season. The new capacity is expected to be 32,000.
    • BSU sells the film rights of the 2006 football season to Michael Hoffman and Iron Circle Pictures, who will produce a documentary and later a feature film based on the story of the football program.
    • 2006 football team wins two ESPY Awards in the categories of "Best Game" (2007 Fiesta Bowl) and "Best Play" (Game-winning Statue of Liberty play).
    • senior QB and Fiesta Bowl MVP Jared Zabransky appears as the cover athlete of the popular EA Sports video game NCAA Football 08.
    • junior Luke Shields is one of four male tennis players representing the United States at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 2008 - Broncos join the "10-20-20" club (10 football wins, 20 men's basketball wins, 20 women's basketball wins) for the 2007-08 season, only the 20th school since 1980 to achieve the feat.

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Campus

The campus is nestled along the south bank of the Boise River, directly across from Julia Davis Park and Downtown Boise. The primary campus covers 175 acres (708,000 m²), and includes more than 170 buildings. As Boise State evolves into a Metropolitan Research Institution of Distinction, students and alumni are becoming increasingly involved in the University community and 'BroncoNation'. [2] The Boise River is a tributary of the Snake River, approximately 75 mi (121 km) long, in southwestern Idaho in the United States. ...


Bronco Stadium

Bronco Stadium, featuring 30,750 seats, is home to BSU football and track and field. It has hosted the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships in 1994 & 1999, and is home to the Humanitarian Bowl, held every December since 1997. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 3. ... Bronco Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. ... The Humanitarian Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I FBS college football bowl game that has been played annually at 30,000-seat Bronco Stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, since 1997. ...


Bronco Stadium is best known for its blue playing surface, the only non-green football field in the nation. The "Smurf Turf," as it is commonly known, was originally a bright blue AstroTurf installed in 1986 (and replaced in 1995). In 2002, BSU installed AstroPlay, similar to FieldTurf, a new generation of infilled synthetic turf that mimics the appearance, feel, and texture of grass (other than the color, which is a deeper shade of blue). This article is about the colour. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... Smurf redirects here. ... This article is about artificial grass. ... AstroPlay is an artificial turf surface made to resemble natural grass, similar to FieldTurf, developed by the company that invented AstroTurf. ... The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ...


Ground was broken for the concrete stadium in 1969, and it opened in September 1970 with a capacity of 14,500. Subsequent expansions were completed in time for the 1975 and 1997 football seasons. The original playing surface in 1970 was green AstroTurf, replaced in 1978 with the same. The playing field runs in the traditional north-south direction, surrounded by the running track. This article is about the construction material. ... This article is about artificial grass. ...


Taco Bell Arena

Originally the "Boise State Pavilion", the Taco Bell Arena (TBA) is home to BSU basketball, wrestling, women's gymnastics, community events and several concerts each year. Opened in May 1982, the arena seats 12,380 people on three levels. The TBA has played host to rounds one and two of the men's NCAA Division I basketball tournament on seven occasions from 1983-2005 and hosted the third and fourth rounds of the NCAA women's Division I basketball tournament in 2002. Taco Bell Arena is a 12,820-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. ...


The construction of the pavilion began in February 1980 on the site of the tennis courts and a portion of the BSU baseball field. The Bronco baseball team played their home games in 1980 at Borah Field (now Bill Wigle Field) at Borah High School. Baseball was discontinued as a varsity sport following the 1980 season. The tennis courts were rebuilt immediately west of the arena, on the former baseball field (infield & right field). This article is about the sport. ... Boring High School is a senior high school located in Boise, Idaho, comprised of grades 10-12. ...


Morrison Center

The Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts has 2,000 seats in its primary performance hall, and hosts a wide variety of fine arts performances, including off-broadway musicals and plays, and a number of concerts and other events. The venue opened its doors in April 1984. It is designed to be shaped roughly [the State of Idaho] when viewed from above.


Albertsons Library

The school's library, named for grocery pioneer and longtime Boise resident Joe Albertson, is a 200,000 square foot (19,000 m²) facility in the center of the campus. It houses more than 530,000 books, and has 70 public terminals for student use. An extensive library remodel was completed in the mid-1990s. Joseph A. Joe Albertson (October 17, 1906 - January 20, 1993) was the founder of the Albertsons chain of grocery stores. ...


Student Union Building

The "SUB" brings together an eclectic mix of services under one roof, including the BSU Bookstore, Bronco Gear apparel shop, bowling lanes, arcade, several restaurants, banquet facilities and other student services. The building is located along University Drive, and is connected to the "SPEC" or Special Events Center. This part of the building houses a smaller auditorium used for community productions - including the Idaho Dance Theater. Currently, the "SUB" is undergoing a remodel to add a significant amount of space.


Other Campuses

Boise State West, located in Nampa, comprises the West Campus, the TECenter and the Canyon County Center. The West Campus opened in the summer of 2005 and features a 65,000-square-foot (6,000 m²) building with 21 classrooms, a bookstore and a library. The Canyon County Center opened for classes in the fall of 1985 and sits on a five-acre site on Nampa-Caldwell Boulevard in Nampa. Additional education centers can be found at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Gowen Field and in Twin Falls. Nampa (IPA: ) is the largest city in Canyon County, Idaho, and the second largest in the state and is owned by Austin Prince, Judson Skaug, and Jacob Skaug. ... Mountain Home Air Force Base (Mountain Home AFB) is a U.S. Air Force base located west of Mountain Home, Idaho in Elmore County, and fifty miles (80 km) southeast of Boise. ... Boise Airport (IATA: BOI, ICAO: KBOI), also known as Boise Air Terminal[1] or Gowen Field[1], is a commercial[2] and general aviation[3] airport located three miles (five km) south of the city of Boise in Ada County, Idaho, USA. The airport is operated by the city of... Motto: People Serving People Coordinates: , Country State County Twin Falls Founded 1904 Incorporated 1904 Government  - Type council-manager  - Mayor Lance W. Clow  - City Manager Tom Courtney Area  - City 12. ...


Life on campus

Housing

The dominant form of school-supported housing is in coed dorms - making up 60% of all accommodations. Seven residential halls house 1,492 students in shared and single rooms. Units for disabled students make up 2%. There are five apartment complexes as well.


The vast majority of Boise State students live off-campus - 92%. There are a total of three fraternities and three sororities on campus. Total pledged population is less than 3%.


Transportation

Parking

Since most students live outside the campus boundary, the majority of transportation to and from campus is by automobile. 90% of all students commute to campus by auto. Students must obtain permits to use most on-campus parking facilities, with the exception of some hourly parking inventory. BSU is served by a parking garages on the west edge of the campus and across from the "SUB", and a wide variety of surface parking. Plans currently call for additional parking garages to service the growing student population.


Most students express a general dislike for the lack of convenient parking near classes. The exorbitant costs for specialized permits that cannot guarantee a "good" parking place drive many BSU students to ride their bikes.


Alternative methods

ValleyRide operates a bus shuttle on campus, and walking and biking are encouraged. Limited mass-transit options are available, except Boise City's bus system. The city of Boise is serviced by the Boise Airport and the Greyhound Bus service. Another growing method of quick transportation on campus is longboarding. Boise Airport (IATA: BOI, ICAO: KBOI), also known as Boise Air Terminal[1] or Gowen Field[1], is a commercial[2] and general aviation[3] airport located three miles (five km) south of downtown Boise in Ada County, Idaho, USA. The airport is operated by the city of Boise Department... Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ...


Campus events

An active student association provides a large number of activities and programs to engage students outside the classroom. In addition, the school rallies around its popular football program in the fall -- and to a lesser degree, men's basketball during the winter months.


The Gene Harris Jazz Festival is held in the spring, centered around the BSU campus. The Distinguished Lecture Series brings speakers such as journalist Seymour Hersh, author Michael Cunningham and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa to campus. The university hosts the Martin Luther King, Jr./Human Rights Celebration every January. "Noon Tunes" and SummerFest are held each summer. Gene Harris (September 1, 1933 – January 16, 2000) was a jazz pianist known for his warm sound and blues and gospel infused style. ...


Demographics

In 2006, Boise State had 18,876 full-time students - making it the most attended school in the state of Idaho.

  • White 15,265 (80.9%)
  • Hispanic 1,154 (6.1%)
  • Asian-American 566 (3%)
  • African-American 254 (1.3%)
  • Native American 200 (1.1%)
  • Unknown 1,437 (7.6%)

54.1% of students are female, 45.3% are male. 89.8% of all students are Idaho residents.


Colleges

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Boise State offers two doctoral degrees, 46 master's degrees, 94 baccalaureate degrees, 29 Associate of Applied Science degrees, 9 associate degrees, and 21 technical certificates. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


In 2006 the school awarded 11 doctorates, 410 master's degrees, 2,027 baccalaureate degrees, 483 associate degrees, and 198 certificates -- 3,129 in all.


The school's more than 190 fields of interest are organized in to eight colleges:

  • Applied Technology
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Graduate Studies
  • Health Sciences, and
  • Social Sciences and Public Affairs.

Athletics

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Boise State's athletic nickname is the Broncos. The official mascot is Buster Bronco. BSU fields many different teams in sports. Its men's teams include football, basketball, cross country, track and field, wrestling, golf, and tennis. Its women's teams include volleyball, basketball, cross country, swimming and diving,soccer, track and field, gymnastics, golf and tennis. Most of these teams compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The wrestling team competes in the Pac-10 Conference. Image File history File links Boisestatebroncos. ... Image File history File links Boisestatebroncos. ... This page is about the entire Boise State athletic department. ... Buster Bronco is the official mascot of Boise State University. ... This page discusses the Boise State football program. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... This article is about collegiate wrestling. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness, and includes such skills as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced wack) was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAAs Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ...


Broncos Football

Further information: Boise State Broncos football

The Broncos have experienced a great deal of recent success. Since 1999, the Broncos' record is 93-17 with seven conference titles (Big West Conference 1999-2000, Western Athletic Conference (WAC) 2002-06), and five wins in eight bowl appearances. The Broncos finished the season in the Top 25 polls in 2002 (12th), 2003 (15th), 2004 (13th), 2006 (5th), and started the 2005 season ranked 18th and the 2007 season ranked 22nd. The Broncos have had two undefeated regular seasons in the last four years. This page discusses the Boise State football program. ... The Big West Conference (BWC) is an NCAA-affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A American football. ... The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced wack) was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAAs Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). ...


Boise State also has one of the best home field advantages in college football, winning 31 straight home games from September 22, 2001, until their loss to Boston College in the MPC Computers Bowl on December 28, 2005. However, since the MPC Computers Bowl alternates home teams between the WAC and ACC participants every year, Boston College was technically the home team despite the fact the game was played in Bronco Stadium, which is Boise State's home field. Since 1999, the Broncos are 56-2 at home and 53-1 during regular season games. The Broncos currently have a 41 game regular season home winning streak. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The MPC Computers Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at 30,000-seat Bronco Stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, since 1997. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bronco Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. ...


During the 2006 season, Boise State won the WAC championship for the fifth straight time and finished the regular season undefeated for the second time in three years. Because of rule changes that made it slightly easier for a "mid-major" school to earn a Bowl Championship Series bid, the Broncos became eligible for a berth after finishing with a #8 national ranking (they needed to finish 12th or higher). The Broncos were selected to play the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl on January 1, 2007. The Broncos became the second team (after the 2004 Utah Utes) from a conference not guaranteed an automatic BCS bid to go to a BCS bowl game. The Broncos defeated the Sooners 43-42 in overtime. The winning score was a successful two-point conversion by running back Ian Johnson on a variation of the Statue of Liberty play that was made possible after a Hook and Lateral play on 4th-and-18 went for a touchdown to force the game into overtime. On the first play, the Sooners scored on a 25-yard (23 m) Adrian Peterson run and successfully kicked the point after touchdown. Boise State countered with a trick play that sent starting quarterback Jared Zabransky in motion as a receiver. Running back/receiver Vinny Perretta threw a five-yard (5 m) touchdown pass to tight end Derek Schouman. Zabransky was named the game's offensive Most Valuable Player, while Marty Tadman was selected as defensive Most Valuable Player. Due to the 41-14 loss Ohio State suffered to Florida, Boise State became the only team to finish the 2006 season with an undefeated record. The Broncos extended their string of consecutive victories to 14 in 2007 with a 56-7 win over Weber State, but the [then longest in the nation] streak ended with a 24-10 upset loss to the University of Washington on Sept 8th, 2007 The 2006 Boise State Broncos football team represented Boise State University in the 2006 college football season. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner crowned the BCS national champion. ... Three human polls and one formulaic ranking make up the 2006 NCAA Division I-A football rankings, in addition to various publications preseason polls. ... The University of Oklahoma features 17 varsity sports teams. ... 2007 Fiesta Bowl Bowl Game Boise State Broncos at Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma Sooners (11-3) 42 January 1, 2007 - University of Phoenix Stadium The 2007 Fiesta Bowl Game was a college football bowl game sponsored by Tostitos. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Utah Utes are the athletics teams of the University of Utah. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... Ian Johnson (born September 25, 1985 in San Dimas, California) is a running back for the Boise State Broncos. ... The Statue of Liberty is a trick play in American football, occasionally seen in college football or high school football. ... The hook and ladder or hook and lateral is a trick play in American football. ... Adrian Lewis Peterson (born March 21, 1985),[1] nicknamed A.D. (all day),[2] is a professional American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). ... In American and Canadian football, the extra point, point after touchdown, or PAT is the act of lining up to kick, as in a field goal, immediately following a touchdown. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Jared Zabransky (born December 4, 1983) is a free agent American football quarterback. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ...


On January 11, 2007, head coach Chris Petersen was awarded the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award as the nation's best head coach during the 2006 season. is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Chris Petersen (born October 13, 1964) is an American college football coach, currently the head coach of the Boise State Broncos. ... Paul William Bear Bryant (September 11, 1913–January 26, 1983) was an American college football coach. ... The Paul Bear Bryant Award has been given out annually since 1957 to NCAA college footballs coach of the year. ...


The Boise State Spirit Squad consists of the BSU Cheerleaders and the Boise State Harvey Neef Mane Line Dancers. They perform at basketball and football games, as well as gymnastics meets and occasionally soccer games.


Notable people

Walter Varney was the founder of Varney Airlines, based in Boise, Idaho. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... This article is about the television network. ... Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular American television journalist, Previously working on regularly scheduled news documentaries for the NBC television network, and is the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. ... The Humanitarian Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I FBS college football bowl game that has been played annually at 30,000-seat Bronco Stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, since 1997. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... This article is about the Cartoon characters. ... Troy McClain is a businessman from Boise, Idaho who was also a contestant on Donald Trumps The Apprentice. ... This article is about the U.S. season. ... The Apprentice is a television franchise that originated in 2004 in the United States. ... Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ... Robert W. Kustra Ph. ... The Lieutenant Governor of Illinois is the secondary chief executive of the State of Illinois and the various agencies and departments over which the lieutenant governor has specific jurisdiction. ...

Broadcast media

BSU Radio is broadcast from the Boise State campus. Stations include KBSU-FM 90.3 and KBSW-FM 91.7.


External links

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